Dental Myth Busting with Gold Coast’s Broadwater Dental
Bust these dental myths with Broadwater Dental.
White Fillings Are Best
Despite being mercury-free, there are still chemicals used in white fillings. The best filling is no filling! Gold and ceramics are the best restorative materials from a biocompatibility perspective, but are expensive restorations and more appropriate for larger restorations. White fillings are the best restorative material to be used for smaller fillings as the preparation is more conservative.
Brushing More for Whiter Teeth
People often believe that brushing longer, harder and more often will produce healthier or whiter teeth. However, brushing too much can instead damage both the teeth and gums, as the enamel of the tooth surface can be worn down by excessive brushing. This leads to tooth sensitivity and yellowing.
Another myth many people believe in is that eating sweets will result in tooth decay. However, this is only partially true. Decay is influenced to a large degree by oral hygiene practices. If you eat sweets with a meal and brush your teeth shortly afterwards, the risk to the teeth is minimised.
I Don’t Need a Dental Check-Up
Many people believe that if their mouth feels alright, then they don’t need a check-up. However, this means missing out on chances for early detection of any problems in the mouth, whether related to teeth or gums. Early dental treatments are always quicker, less invasive and less costly. Different mouths have different risks and Broadwater Dental will assess the best interval between consultations for your mouth. If the mouth stabilises, then the interval will increase to an annual check-up.
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